Your Microsoft Account No Longer Requires a Password … Wait, What? – By Andrew Heinzman Review Geek
Microsoft has spent the last few years edging toward a passwordless future. And now, the company is allowing users to remove passwords from their Microsoft account in favor of Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator app, SMS sign-in, and other forms of authentication. It’s an odd move, but it comes with a few major benefits.
How do password managers work? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Most people hate to register accounts, much less to create passwords. That might be the reason why they re-use them several times when creating accounts. Although it solves the problem at hand – registration, it leaves a gap in your security, which could one day explode in your face.
How to access router settings and change your Wi-Fi password – By Ry Crist CNET
It’s always been important to set a strong password for your home’s Wi-Fi network, and it’s a good habit to change that password on a semiregular basis, too. That said, a lot of us tend to set our routers up and then never think about them again. Perhaps you let your ISP set up your network when you first started service with them, or maybe you asked a tech-savvy friend set it up for you. Maybe it’s just been a while since you’ve messed with your router’s settings and you can’t remember where to start.
How to secure your home Wi-Fi network and router – By Alaina Yee PCWorld
Your home network’s security is only as good as the configuration of your router or gateway. Leave it open or vulnerable, and you might end up with freeloaders that hog your bandwidth, at best. At worst, a snoop might take the opportunity to examine your internal traffic, hoping to learn sensitive information about you that can be exploited.
Bitwarden review: how good & safe is it? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager that stores all your credentials in an encrypted vault, protected by a master password. It offers easy to use apps for desktop and mobile, including web and command-line interfaces. You can use it cloud-hosted on their Microsoft Azure servers or stored within your network.
5 Cheap Ways to Back up Your Precious Data – By Andrew Heinzman Review Geek
Computers like to break down when it’s least convenient. And, when that happens, you may lose all of your precious family photos, personal documents, or legally downloaded movies. That is, unless you back up your files first.
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What Is Cryptocurrency? – By Fergus O’Sullivan How-To Geek
Chances are you’ve heard of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin have all become words we hear on the news or read online. But what is cryptocurrency exactly, and how does it work?
Are password managers safe to use in 2021? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Even though it’s not surprising to hear the question “are password managers safe to use?”, the vast majority of cyber-security specialists agree that password managers are indeed the most secure way to protect your passwords.
What Is Enhanced Protection in Google Chrome and How to Enable It – By Elsie Otachi online-tech-tips.com
While threats on the web are getting more sophisticated, there are many tools at our disposal to help us secure our online accounts.
6 Common Password Manager Mistakes That’ll Put Your Security at Risk – By Ben Stegner MakeUseOf
Password managers are one of the best ways to make your digital life more secure. By remembering just one master password, you can automatically create strong passwords and fill them into sites without having to remember them on your own.
How Secure Is a Password Manager, and Are They Safe? – By Anina Ot MakeUseOf
When it comes to password managers the point of using one—whether paid or free, open-source or proprietary—is to secure and manage your passwords.
What Is Encryption, and How Does It Work? – By Zainul Franciscus How-To Geek
Encryption has a long history dating back to when the ancient Greeks and Romans sent secret messages by substituting letters only decipherable with a secret key. Join us for a quick history lesson and learn more about how encryption works.
How to Add Loyalty and Membership Cards to Google Pay – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Google Pay is a one-stop-shop for making purchases using your phone. One piece of the puzzle is the ability to handle loyalty and membership cards. We’ll show you how to free up some wallet space.
How to Turn Off Pop-Up Notifications in Google Chrome – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
A lot of websites ask for your permission to show notifications. While Chrome notifications might be useful for some sites, the constant pop-up prompts can be annoying. We’ll show you how to turn off Chrome notifications for good.